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I Studied Inscriptions from Before the Flood

Ancient Near Eastern, Literary, and Linguistic Approaches to Genesis 1-11

Edited by Richard S. Hess and David Toshio Tsumura

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I Studied Inscriptions from Before the Flood

Ancient Near Eastern, Literary, and Linguistic Approaches to Genesis 1-11

Edited by Richard S. Hess and David Toshio Tsumura

This volume collects the best of recent research and classic essays on the Primeval History, including several articles that have not appeared heretofore in English. The articles provide students and scholars with easy access to significant scholarship illuminating both the world outside the text and the world within the text.

 

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This volume collects the best of recent research and classic essays on the Primeval History, including several articles that have not appeared heretofore in English. The articles provide students and scholars with easy access to significant scholarship illuminating both the world outside the text and the world within the text.

Series Preface

Editors’ Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

Richard S. Hess - One Hundred Fifty Years of Comparative Studies on Genesis 1-11: An Overview

David Toshio Tsumura - Genesis and Ancient Near Eastern Stories of Creation and Flood: An Introduction

Richard S. Hess - The Genealogies of Genesis 1-11 and Comparative Literature

Part 1: Ancient Near Eastern and Comparative Approaches

G. Castellino - The Origins of Civilization according to Biblical and Cuneiform Texts

W. G. Lambert - A New Look at the Babylonian Background of Genesis

A. R. Millard - A New Babylonian ‘Genesis’ Story

Thorkild Jacobsen - The Eridu Genesis

Patrick D. Miller Jr. - Eridu, Dunnu, and Babel: A Study in Comparative Mythology

Isaac M. Kikawada - The Double Creation of Mankind in Enki and Ninmah, Atrahasis I 1-351, and Genesis 1-2

E. A. Speiser - The Rivers of Paradise

Abraham Malamat - King Lists of the Old Babylonian Period and Biblical Genealogies

Robert R. Wilson - The Old Testament Genealogies in Recent Research

Rykle Borger - The Incantation Series Bit Meseri and Enoch’s Ascension to Heaven

J. Simons - The ‘Table of Nations’ (Genesis 10): Its General Structure and Meaning

D. J. Wiseman - Genesis 10: Some Archaeological Consideration

I. J. Gelb - The Name of Babylon

E. A. Spier - In Search of Nimrod

Samuel Noah Kramer - The ‘Babel of Tongues’: A Sumerian Version

Part 2: Literary and Linguistic Approaches

D. J. A. Clines - Theme in Genesis 1-11

David Toshio Tsumura - The Earth in Genesis 1

Phyllis A. Bird - ‘Male and Female He Created Them’: Genesis 1:27b in the Context of the Priestly Account of Creation

Jerome T. Walsh - Genesis 2:4b-3:24: A Synchronic Approach

Alan Jon Hauser - Genesis 2-3: The Theme of Intimacy and Alienation

Gordon J. Wenham - Sanctuary Symbolism in the Garden of Eden Story

S. Gevirtz - Lamech’s Song to His Wives (Genesis 4:23-24)

Bernhard W. Anderson - From Analysis to Synthesis: The Interpretation of Genesis 1-11

Gordon J. Wenham - The Coherence of the Flood Narrative

J. M. Sasson - The ‘Tower of Babel’ as a Clue to the Redactional Structuring of the Primeval History (Genesis 1:1-11:9)

Index of Authorities

Index of Ancient Sources

Index of Scripture

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